Listen to Episode 4 of Slate’s The Gist:
On today’s episode, Mike Pesca talks with the Telegraph's Tom Rogan, who questions the wisdom of sending forces to rescue the Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram. Then, in an attempt at self-improvement Mike welcomes a troupe of improvisational rappers to teach him the art of freestyle hip-hop. Finally, Mike spans the world, but mostly Oregon, to round up news items related to urine.
TODAY IN SLATE
Blacks Don’t Have a Corporal Punishment Problem
Americans do. But when blacks exhibit the same behaviors as others, it becomes part of a greater black pathology.
I Bought the Huge iPhone. I’m Already Thinking of Returning It.
Scotland Is Just the Beginning. Expect More Political Earthquakes in Europe.
Students Aren’t Going to College Football Games as Much Anymore
And schools are getting worried.
Two Damn Good, Very Different Movies About Soldiers Returning From War
Lifetime Didn’t Think the Steubenville Rape Case Was Dramatic Enough
So they added a little self-immolation.
The Most Terrifying Thing About Ebola
The disease threatens humanity by preying on humanity.